Ignore the drama (breakups, finding God, refusing to play in California for some reason); the only thing worth examining about Sunny Day Real Estate is the band's music. Especially "The Rising Tide," the group's fifth album. It's quite possibly the group's finest work to date, which says a lot, considering that the band perfected the (much-maligned) emo genre with its previous outings.
"The Rising Tide" is both anthemic and bombastic while still managing to be mysterious and off-kilter. In short, SDRE has finally gotten in touch with its inner-U2. Producer Lou Giordano has given the material a polish that allows the listener to fully appreciate the band's intricate melodies. Though some might dismiss singer Jeremy Enigk's voice as too shrill or Rush-like, closer listens prove otherwise.
With "The Rising Tide," Sunny Day Real Estate has made a near-classic album.
We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.
Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.
Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.
Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.